The Las Vegas Raiders announced the signing of Jimmy Garoppolo on Friday. He will be the Raiders' starting quarterback in Week 1, hoping to take the offense to new heights.
However, the Raiders must fill the rest of the quarterback room through the draft or free agency. The only other quarterback on the roster is Chase Garbers, and they will look to either avenue to add depth to the position.
That is why Field Yates of ESPN reported that Raiders would be hosting Blaine Gabbert for a visit as the Raiders start that search.
The Raiders hosted free agent QB Blaine Gabbert on a visit.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 18, 2023
The team also re-signed OL Hroniss Grasu.
After being Tom Brady's backup, Blaine Gabbert hasn’t started a football game in three seasons. He has no ties to the McDaniels system, but Tampa Bay implemented play calls that made Brady feel comfortable. Gabbert might know what the Raiders would like to do on offense.
With the Raiders searching for backup quarterbacks for Garoppolo, they might skip drafting a signal-caller early. Either way, Gabbert can become the backup for the Raiders in 2023.
In other Raiders links:
- Raiders re-sign C Hroniss Grasu for 2023: The former Oregon Duck will be the backup center for the silver and black.
- Raiders re-sign LB Curtis Bolton: Raiders re-sign special teams ace Bolton to the 2023 roster.
- Get to know the Raiders' new QB: The website for the Raiders profiles new quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.